The GoPro HERO 9 Black is the most advanced action cam from GoPro to date, with a colored front LCD display and a larger touchscreen on the back, the best action cameras also look much more modern than its predecessor. The longer battery life and the better video quality make the Go Pro HERO 9 Black an attractive upgrade.
After various leaks, the GoPro Hero9 Black was finally officially presented today. The design is reminiscent of the older models, but the 1.4-inch front display and the larger 2.27-inch touchscreen on the back make for a more pleasant operation and a slightly more modern look. In addition to the usual information about the current recording, the front display also offers a live preview.
Inside, a brand new 20-megapixel image sensor is used, which can record 5K videos with 30 frames per second, 4K videos with up to 60 fps, and 1080p slow motion with a maximum of 240 fps. You can choose to record in the H.264 or H.265 codec, the maximum bit rate is 100 Mbit/s. The HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilization should display even the most extreme scenarios pleasantly. The Go Pro 9 also offers live streaming and a webcam mode, but both are limited to 1080p.
The replaceable, 1,720 mAh battery can be charged via USB-C, the runtime is said to have been increased by 30 percent compared to the previous generation, and the performance is said to be significantly better, especially in cold temperatures. There are also innovations in the accessories, first and foremost the Max Lens Mod, which expands the field of view to 155 degrees for a price of around $100 and is intended to achieve even better stabilization.
GoPro HERO 9 Black price and availability
The GoPro Hero9 Black can now be purchased from the Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, and Bhphotovideo.com websites at a price of $449.99. The company is currently offering the action cam including a GoPro Plus annual subscription. With the subscription, users receive unlimited cloud storage for GoPro videos.